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Past, Present, Future

The issue of forgiveness of sin—past, present and future—has been resolved in God’s mind. It’s a done deal! Freedom from sin was never meant merely to be applied to our initial salvation experience, but as an enduring guarantee of intimate relationship with God.

But this doesn’t mean that the inevitable struggle between the appetites of self and the requirements of God’s law are not going to be an ongoing battle for us. To be sure, this conflict is precisely why being freed from slavery to sin is so crucially important as we go about living our new life in God. Yet given our human condition in this world of sin, it’s not too surprising to find this truth so routinely misunderstood.

It’s really sad that so many have been duped by the enemy into believing that we must somehow earn our own way now that we’ve been saved. Think back to the desperately sinful circumstances you were in when He reached down and pulled you out of that pit. Having been so amazingly forgiven and cleansed from that muck, how could we think that He would now abandon us just because we continue to struggle with sin in various areas of our life?(Romans 5:8-10)

Live In The Now

My child, let go of the past and embrace Me today. You tend to either regret the past or place all your hope in the future, but I want you to live in the NOW. See what I’m doing today. Live in the present. Be engaged in today. I have forgiven your past and I’ll take care of your future. Make the most of today.

Matthew 6:33-34

“God is the God of the now! He sees our future, and He knows our past. But for Him it’s always now. Because God is eternal, we touch eternity when we enter life in Him. So just think how our life might change by living in the present, rather than putting all our hope in the future or being hobbled by the past.” Taken from Free From The Power Of Sin by Dan Lemburg available at CommuningWithGod.org

Something New

My child, I am doing something new. Watch for it and be aware of My Presence. Do not regret or live in the past and don’t worry what the future holds. I am the Lord, your Holy One, the Creator of Israel, your King. I have formed you for Myself to declare My praise throughout the earth.

Isaiah 43:15-21

Past – Present – Future

My child, give Me your past. Let Me wash all your regrets with the cleansing work of My blood. Don’t take your past regrets into your future. Give them all to Me and stand refreshed in the shadow of My Cross. Give Me your present. Live every day fully surrendered and wholly devoted to Me. Make every day a day that you are fully engaged and not wasted. Live today like there is no tomorrow. This life is meant to be lived fully and to the maximum. Rest in My peace today. Experience My joy today. Give today everything you’ve got and let Me take care of your future. Don’t worry or fret about what your life will be like. Plan, yes, but give over every plan, dream and desire to Me. For I know the plans I have for you. Plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.

Jeremiah 29:11

God of the NOW

My child, take one step at a time and one day at a time. I am here with you NOW. Don’t be anxious about the future or fret about the past. Just be about what I’m telling you to do today. Every day is a new beginning with new opportunities. Watch for what I am doing and enter in. I am leading you. Choose to follow Me with your whole heart today. Let Me lead you into the life I have for you. You’ll be amazed at the outcome when you follow Me with your whole heart.

Past Regrets

My child, let go of the past with all it’s regrets. I have a whole new life for you waiting to be lived. As long as you live in the past you can’t experience the joys I have for you today. Give Me your past and trust Me with your future. Live today to the full. I am here with you now. Believe Me for this moment. I came to give you abundant life today. Today is the day that I have made. Rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118: 24

Forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3: 13-14

“Never let the sense of failure corrupt your new action” Oswald Chambers